Someday I want to have a job with power like they do in all the old movies featuring the military or senior business professionals.
I want to be able to reach over, pick up the phone and instantly be able to utter, “Get me the President!”.
‘course, the “President” part of the statement could be changed to almost anything…the important thing is that my time is SO important that there is someone constantly listening for me to pick up the phone and request to be connected to someone.
I wonder if this was merely a dramatic device or if it was reflective of the state of affairs at the time. Were there really people who had so little time on their hands that their secretary was listening for them to utter a connection request with no notice at all?
Regardless, I want this kind of job!